Tim Tszyu could be in contention for the WBO super welterweight title next year as opponent Jermell Charlo is likely to lose the title through injury
Boxing fans continued to be spoiled as the industry went through bombshell revelation after bombshell revelation. The latest incident saw unbeaten Australian prodigy Tim Tszyu encounter a new obstacle on his road to stardom. A WBO super welterweight title fight was scheduled for January 28 in Las Vegas between Jermell Charlo and Tim Tszyu.
Jermell worked out at his gym in Houston on Christmas Eve. The Texan broke his hands in two places during a sparring session. Soon the news broke and the reigning champion himself came online to break the news.
37 fights never had to shift shit. I will never back down from a man. I am king of 154. This is not a mental health issue, this is not a sling you can buy at a pharmacy like Castano. I will fight back and give my backers 2 fights this year. Stay tuned. pic.twitter.com/m6wc8s5p1A
— JERMELL CHARLO (@TwinCharlo) December 26, 2022
Despite a broken hand, Jermell still refused to pull out of the fight, claiming he would only need one hand to beat Tim. The commission and doctors, of course, didn’t buy such claims and ordered the fight to be postponed pending further decisions. The WBO later requested concrete evidence of the injury and a reasonable explanation of how the accident happened.
Even Charlo’s first post on social media could not convince the fans. Many came forward to blame the “Iron Man” for dodging the up-and-coming Australian challenger. This claim might have some validity as Tszyu is currently undefeated and has won 15 fights by KO.
If Jermell does not reply within 5 days. he could be stripped of his title. Tim has already secured his place in the cover photo, to take on the role of his opponent, fans are expecting Tony Harrison or Bakhram Murtazaliev to step forward. The Aussie has been inactive for 9 months. His manager Glen Jennings recently said:
“‘You all know that Tim can’t sit and wait, so we’re exploring all options for a fight as soon as possible. Tim is disappointed but still focused on what’s next. He’s a fighter, he wants to fight, so waiting for Charlo to recover is not an option…until then, training in the US continues.”
WBO has some very exciting matchups coming up. Of course we hope that Tszyu will get a real opponent for his big fight.
https://www.sportszion.com/tim-tszyu-could-bout-for-wbo-super-welterweight-title-next-year-as-opponent-jermell-charlo-likely-be-stripped-of-title-due-to-injury/ Tim Tszyu could be in contention for the WBO super welterweight title next year as opponent Jermell Charlo is likely to lose the title through injury